My acceptance speech “Sr. Rose Pacatte Receives 2014 Dane Kane Award”

The Daniel J. Kane Award 2014
University of Dayton



It’s been some time now since I received the Daniel J. Kane Award from the University of Dayton – March 6, 2014, to be exact. I’ve had photos ready to post but I just discovered last week that the video of the presentation and my acceptance “speech” was posted on YouTube. You can see it below along with some photos of the very lovely event. I continue to feel humbled and grateful for this recognition.



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With my dear friend and mentor, Sister Angela Ann Zukowski, MHSH, D. Min., head of the Institute for Pastoral Initiatives at the University of Dayton.


Mr. Nickert, Sr. Donna Giaimo, FSP, Mrs. Nickert, and their daughter Melissa Nickert who is the wife of our good friend, the actor Michael Harney. The Nickerts are also from the Cincinnati-Dayton area.

Sr. Donna Giaimo, FSP and moi

With my good friends from Cincinnati: Dan and Ann Andriacco, Marcy Morgan (Dayton), John Feister and Fr. Pat McClosky, OFM of St. Anthony Messsenger. Dan is the Director of Communications of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati; Marcy took one of my classes at UD once and we became friends; John is my current editor at SAM and Fr. Pat hired me and was my first editor there.